Through the Gem City College clock repair school, students gain practical, real-world experience to prepare them for the clock and watch repair industry. Classes help those who desire to learn a new skill or trade and those interested in starting their own business in the repair and restoration of clocks and watches.
Students learn to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and assemble several different clocks as part of our clock repair school. Repairs are taught on several different types of clocks including chime, cuckoo, striking, alarm, and electric. Students are taught how to repair mainsprings, missing or broken teeth in gears, lathe work, re-pivoting wheels, and bushing work. Adjustments and repairs are also taught on the clocks previously mentioned as well as grandfather clocks.
When finished, graduates will rejoice in making many clock owners happy through the repair and maintenance of heirloom clocks. Several of our clock repair school graduates have successfully opened their own specialized clock repair shops.
For additional information regarding the Clock Repair Program, please see pages 17 and 22 of the course catalog located on the Horology Home Page.
Standard Occupational Classification – 49-9064 Watch Repairers
Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.
Illustrative examples: Clock Repair Technician, Antique Clock Repairer, Horologist